It’s a sad, sad day, our last Into The Pint Glass 🙁 Don’t worry girls (and boys?) Katie and I will still talk about beer, and maybe even plan a few special editions of Into The Pint Glass. To ease us out of Into The Pint Glass, we are not even featuring a beer today, we are doing Mead 🙂 Though like cider it likes to hang out with the beer crowd. Katie is going to give us the low down this honey beverage.
This is it. This is Mariah and I’s last regularly scheduled program of #IntothePintGlass. Sure, we’ll have special season posts and when a new style becomes popular, we’ll be sure to tell you all about it, but it won’t be the same.
Kill All The Golfers Mead by B.Nektar Meadery, Ferndale, MI
I didn’t really pay attention to the name when I grabbed this one, what caught my eye was “mead with tea and lemon juice”. I don’t really have any strong feelings about golfers 🙂 The ABV is 6%.
Smell: Honey with a bit of funkiness/fermenting fruit
Taste: Not overly sweet, though I do get a touch of honey, but it finishes with a funky tartness. I do pick up the bitterness of tea, but not really the taste. This one was ok, I liked that it was not too sweet, but I don’t like the funkiness.
Orange Blossom by Golden Coast Mead, Oceanside, CA
I like their label, plus I needed a local brew. The ABV is 12%.
Smell: Sweet in smell, reminds me of cider in aroma, apple like
Taste: Very lightly carbonated, light in mouthfeel, more like wine in mouthfeel. It has a funkiness at the end, like fermented fruit. Not a huge fan of this one. I was surprised it was 12%, it certainly didn’t taste that high in alcohol.
I don’t think I’m a big fan of meads. I’ve had a few I’ve liked in the past, but I think it is more miss than hit. I would love to hear what meads you will try, and hopefully liked.